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Old 12-24-2009, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, my system is in my signature.

I'm kinda thinking about upgrading my motherboard, but I don't want to upgrade anything else except possibly my ram. I would prefer to use my old ram and just buy 4 more gigs of the same.

The reason I want to upgrade my MB is I'm running Win7 64-bit and there are no drivers out for this MB, just what is in the OS. It wouldn't bug me except the fact that even with 64-bit I'm limited to 3.5 gig and I want to get more ram.

Any suggestions on boards?

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Default Re: Thinking about upgrading motherboard

Vista 64-bit drivers should work.

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Default Re: Thinking about upgrading motherboard

look around BIOS

look for a feature called "Memory Remapping" or something similar

turn it on if it's off

that should enable your board to recognize more than 4 gb of memory
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